AODA Website Accessibility Audits & Certifications
The design and layout of a website is crucial to its success or failure in terms of website accessibility. In the WCAG 2.1 standards there are a number of items that are in particular to the design of the website. Things such as colors, contrast, text size, animations, all need to be considered during the design process of a website. If you want to ensure your website design meets AODA standards reach out to us.
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How AODA and WCAG 2.1 Effect Website Design
When making a website accessible the first thing to do is to check to see if the colour scheme used in the website branding guidelines complies with WCAG 2.1 (opens in a new tab) standards. If the colour scheme does not comply with accessibility standards you will set yourself up for failure and a lot of work to redo to fix the issues. You can do a quick check yourself by using this accessibility colour checker tool (opens in a new tab). It will identify if the colour and contrast pass WCAG 2.1
Designing for Accessibility
In addition to the colours used on a website, there are other design factors that need to be considered when designing a website. These include; navigation and way points of a website, colours and animations used on the website and the use of underlines and other styling elements. For a full list of the design standards that need to be followed, reach out to us for a free checklist.
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